A brain injury can have serious and lifelong consequences. Effects of serious brain trauma include but are not limited to:
- Impaired cognitive function;
- Personality changes;
- Memory loss;
- Loss of muscle control;
- Loss of fine motor skills; and
After a brain injury, you might find it difficult to return to work or even carry out normal activities of daily living, such as dressing, eating, and bathing. Your bills continue to come in and, on top of that, you now have the substantial costs of hospital stays, doctor visits, and rehabilitation.
You deserve compensation for your injury. An attorney from the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help. We specialize in South Florida personal injury cases and have helped many victims of brain injuries win big settlements. Our attorneys know how to gather evidence, build a case, and go after the responsible party and their insurance company.
We want to put our knowledge, experience, and vast resources to work for you. Let us fight aggressively for every dollar you deserve. We offer free consultations, free legal advice, and we do not get paid until we recover money for you. Call 800-747-3733 today for an appointment with a brain injury lawyer in Punta Gorda.
No Matter How Your Brain Injury Happened, We Can Get You Compensation.
Every brain injury is different, but they all have one thing in common: If the actions of another party caused or contributed to your injury in any way, you deserve compensation from that party.
Our job is to identify the responsible party or parties, gather evidence, and negotiate a big settlement for our clients. If necessary, we can take your case all the way to a jury trial, where we have a strong record of winning big.
We have won big settlements for victims who suffered their injuries in a variety of different accidents.
Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall might seem innocent. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, it is actually a leading cause of brain injuries. In fact, in 2013, nearly half of all reported brain injuries occurred due to slip and fall accidents. Young children and the elderly are particularly at risk.
It is not mere clumsiness that causes most slip and fall accidents. Instead, it is preventable hazards, such as wet floors or loose stairs. There is almost always a responsible party besides the victim. We identify that party and gather evidence to build your case.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Serious motor vehicle accidents often lead to brain trauma. Even if the police report lists you as the at-fault party, it does not make you ineligible to receive compensation from someone else. That is because vehicle collisions are rarely black and white. Often, there are potentially responsible parties you might not have even considered.
For instance, did a defect or flaw in your vehicle or one of its parts contribute to your accident? How were the road conditions? Was there a malfunctioning traffic signal in the area? We investigate all factors of your accident and pursue all responsible parties for compensation.
Unfortunately, not all brain injuries are accidents. Intentional acts of violence, such as gunshots and physical assaults, are a leading cause of brain trauma. If this describes your injury, we pursue the guilty party for compensation, which may include hefty punitive damages.
If your brain injury occurred while you were under the care of a doctor or medical professional, you might be eligible for compensation from both the physician and the facility where you were being treated. Our attorneys have had extensive success litigating medical malpractice cases. We can put our experience to work for you.
We Know How to Win Big Settlements for Clients With Brain Injuries.
Personal injury cases are all about evidence, and brain injuries are no exception. We will need to show that the responsible party showed negligence in their actions and caused your injury. To do that, we ultimately have to prove the following:
- Someone had a duty of care to you;
- They failed to uphold their duty of care;
- As a result, you suffered an injury to your brain; and
- Your brain injury resulted in medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other losses.
For example, say you were visiting an apartment building when a loose handrail caused you to tumble down a flight of concrete stairs, resulting in severe brain trauma. Your injury resulted in a multi-week hospital stay, huge medical bills, significant time away from work, and lots of pain and suffering.
We investigate and gather all the available evidence, including surveillance footage, eyewitness statements, expert witness testimony, and police reports, to establish that the property manager had a duty of care to you and failed to uphold it, and that the resulting hazard caused your brain injury and ensuing hardships.
Our Attorneys Recover All Types of Compensation for Which You Are Eligible.
When negotiating settlements and fighting for damages in court, we do not leave any form of compensation on the table.
Your medical bills from a brain injury will probably be very high. We make sure the responsible party pays all of them, including both current and expected future care costs.
Lost Wages and Earning Capacity
We seek compensation for all wages you forfeit while missing work to recover from your injury. If your injury reduces your ability to earn a living in the future, we pursue the responsible party for compensation for your lost earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is subjective and hard to quantify. Thus, the skill and tenacity of your attorney matter. We build the strongest case with the most evidence and fight for maximum damages.
You might be eligible for punitive damages if the responsible party acted recklessly or maliciously.
Are you ready to get started? Our attorneys are ready to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Call the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine at 800-747-3733 for a free consultation.